Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
About Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
Since its foundation in 1962, the Brazilian Society of Tropical Medicine (SBMT), has always maintained a technical-political commitment to support public and private agencies involved in the fight against and control of tropical, infectious and parasitic diseases. It respects the guidelines of the SUS (Unified Health System), and promotes and encourages studies and research on the numerous aspects of Tropical Medicine (epidemiological, etiological, clinical, pathophysiological, therapeutic and preventive). These studies assess the socio-economic, political, environmental, physical, and biological determinants and conditions of tropical diseases, and give technical and scientific advice. SBMT promotes continuing education and orgainizes meetings, conferences, courses and symposia on an international, national and regional scale on issues related to Tropical Medicine. It promotes cultural exchange with scientific, domestic or foreign institutions and disseminates technical and scientific knowledge related to Tropical Medicine.